“Why would I leave for somebody that hasn’t put a single second into this program yet?”

I dunno… because you can see the writing on the wall?

Fields couldn’t beat out Jake Fromm, but it looks like he’s running off guys at Ohio State before he’s even eligible to play this season.

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93 responses to ““Why would I leave for somebody that hasn’t put a single second into this program yet?”

  1. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    Wow. Maybe the coaches told him something. I will say that as physically talented as Justin Fields clearly is, if he can’t read a defense well enough (I dunno, maybe he can, but there isn’t much data on this point) this whole thing could backfire hugely on tOSU. That part might be fun.

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  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    I don’t understand why Fields transferred to Ohio State with Corch retiring, and 2 QB’s in the queue.

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  3. Ellis

    Would be funny if Martel came to Georgia!

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  4. Maybe Martell’s grown up a bit (Doesn’t really sound like it from his tweeting) since that QB1 show, but I wouldn’t want him in our program. Does he even have a redshirt season remaining? I think he used it up last year.

    What do we think his hardship appeal would include? OSU made an uncomfortable environment for him because of Corch’s lying and continued employment of a wife beater and degenerate? Wouldn’t that just be the best cherry on this sunday ever?

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    • Tony Barnfart

      More legitimate than the excuse his competitor is using. It will be interesting to see if Fields gets to play but Martell has to sit when they’re basically doing the same damn thing for the same reasons. I think that’s what so many people mean when they say “Pandora’s Box.”

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  5. Dawg in Austin

    I get the feeling the transfer portal is going to be teeming with kids by next year. They may not leave, but they just want to see what else is out there. Going to be a huge time suck for the coaches having to re-recruit their own players in addition to seeking out replacements and filling roster spots. Big differentiator for small schools and power schools with the staffing to do it well.

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    • W Cobb Dawg

      This is why I thought the ncaa might put up a fight before allowing Fields to play without sitting out a year. Allowing Fields to play in ’19 is equivalent to free agency – and that opens the floodgates for every single player to switch schools. If Fields can play in ’19 for bogus reasons, then Martell surely can manufacture a bullshit excuse and start elsewhere.

      I’m thinking the ncaa is looking for a way to put the kibash on Fields playing in ’19. I’m sure many a coach and a.d. are calling in to add their objections.

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      • gastr1

        Mike Gundy will have something to say about this, that’s for sure. What a society we have now, that tolerates this instant gratification!

        LOL.

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      • sniffer

        Except it’s OSU (and B10) on the other side of the table, not TCU or Arizona. Those two and all similarly stationed programs would get rolled by Emmert. OSU will stand up and tell the NCAA to sit down.

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  6. Go Dawgs!

    Fields was absolutely going to be handed the job at Ohio State. This Tathan kid figured that out pretty fast. It’s why Fields chose them.

    Way to put up the good fight until Fields at least knew his way around campus without a GPS, though, Tate. Oh, wait? You didn’t? Oh well.

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  7. Got Cowdog

    I have no ill wishes for young Justin. As I said yesterday, he is among tOSU things now, which are dead to me, including Herbstreit. (Even though he tried to weasel his way into my good graces with his bogus “UGA should be in the playoffs” shtick.)
    I do have ill wishes for tOSU, so if Fields falls flat on his face and they suffer greatly because of it that would be OK with me.
    With regard to Tate’s bailing? I think it’s premature.There is a reason Fields didn’t get to run much of an offense even in garbage time this season.

    “I’ve got a good idea about that 5 cent head of yours.” — Crash Davis.

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    • Tony Barnfart

      Tennessee would agree with you. After all, Jim Chaney, the highest paid and best O-Coordinator in the WORLD was coaching him….if he can’t do it no one can [Jim-Jim-He’s-Our-Man]

      But seriously, I agree with that. A 33 yr old veteran O-Coordinator just suddenly can’t coach Justin Fields. GTFOH.

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  8. Bigshot

    Fields will be eligible to play without a doubt. Mars plans on dragging UGA through the mud.

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  9. Dawg in Alabama

    It would be hilarious if he left and Fields isn’t granted a waiver. QB3 come on down.

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  10. Dawg in Alabama

    It would be hilarious if he left and Fields isn’t granted a waiver. QB3 come on down.

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  11. spottieottie

    His. Name. Is. Tathan.

    I still have never gotten over how incredibly stupid that fact is.

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  12. LakeOconeeDawg

    All thats left now is for the NCAA to figure out a way to make money from the Transfer Portal.

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  13. Man, does OSU have a boner for Fields or what.

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  14. Derek

    …funny.

    I hope he basis his eligibility request on learning that OSU tampered with Fields so how could he be expected to remain somewhere with such blatant disregard for the rules?

    Or that Zach Smith would dress him up like a girl and beat him…and there’s texts and police reports.

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    • Doyle Hargraves

      Just let it go. He’s a kid. His dad’s the real asshole

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      • The Dawg abides

        Idk, I kind of agree that Martell using OSU’s tampering with Fields as a basis for a hostile environment would be fitting. And it would be awesome if they retained Mars to argue their case. To save time, Mars could present both cases to the NCAA at the same time.

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      • Derek

        What did I say bad about a kid? Tate or Justin?

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        • Got Cowdog

          For one, to insinuate that Tathan was victimized by Zach “I like my women with bruises on ’em” Smith is not only tasteless but funny. I agree with Doyle, JF’s Dad is the asshole. Typical garden variety booster club president parent with a physically talented kid that never really had to earn a start.

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  15. Am I a bad person if I hope:

    –Martell leaves, leaving only 2 scholly QBs on roster
    –The current backup also leaves and/or is nowhere near talented anough to be a starting QB at a major program
    –Fields is handed the starting job on a silver platter but struggles mightily (with perhaps some nagging injuries to boot)
    –OSU quickly finds itself in a QB panic, with a depleated position and wondering if Fields was worth blowing up the entire QB room

    ??

    I dunno myself. Maybe I’m being the bad guy or immature here.

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    • Merk

      I think Fields can be good, but the play I remember most about him was vs UMass in the Red Zone when he looked like he was just running around in a panic and took a sack.

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      • Derek

        Fields can be exceptional. So good that people may make fun of us one day should 11 not win a natty. Whether he will is a separate question. The physical tools he has really are pretty unparalleled. He’s bigger, faster, or has a stronger/better arm than anyone you might compare him too.

        Faster than Cam, bigger than Vick, stronger arm than Watson.

        The only questions are what he’s got between the ears and in that chest.

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        • BMan

          I feel like tOSU’s offense is a little more simple than UGA’s, and that can help Fields get up to speed more quickly. While he is undeniably physically talented, and he may be a really bright kid, he just hasn’t got the game experience to come in and use his gifts to their full advantage right away. He only played in 19 varsity games in high school, largely due to two injuries. In contrast, Jake Fromm played in 46 varsity games in HS, and Trevor Lawrence (hurts me to say it) played in an astonishing 56 varsity games in HS. In Georgia, with high school football so competitive, the experience gained from all those games is an incredible advantage early on in big-time college ball.

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          • Derek

            I agree with all of that. I just can’t figure out why he didn’t hang in there at a place that cares about making you a pro. Meyer didn’t give a damn that Tebow never developed into a pro player. It could be that people think the game has changed with mahomes and Baker so you don’t need to get under center and go through full field progressions.

            Anyway I would have liked to see him develop here because I think when he’s ready, he’s going to be unstoppable.

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        • Mick Jagger

          What Derek said ^

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      • MagnusDawgus

        I remember when we were inside the 10 against Auburn and he Forest Gumped it backwards, taking about a fifteen yard loss while holding on to the football with one hand. I had visions of an Auburn scoop and score, putting them right back in the game.

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    • Derek

      You mean you want him to “Quincy Carter” them?

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    • Dawg in ATL

      You’re rooting for a kid to get hurt, so yeah – you’re a piece of trash

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    • I hope the first play Fields runs for OSU a linebacker hits him so hard that Justin’s girlfriend dies.

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  16. ilini84

    He’ll eat up Big Ten Defenses.

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    • Uglydawg.

      I think so. The game will be a bit slower..more like what he excelled against in HS.
      Still, if Martell leaves tOSU is going to be in dire straights.

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  17. Granthams replacement

    Martel’s mistake was trusting corch. Fields might develop in the off season but my bet is he struggles against good defenses next year. If so Fields’ mistake will be trusting corch because Day will find another QB quick.

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  18. DawgPhan

    The coaches are probably not going to be real found of the transfer portal.

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    • Bulldog Joe

      Neither will the NCAA.

      The more enthusiastic student-athletes are about using it, the less enthusiastic the NCAA will be about granting waivers. Just a prediction.

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  19. Tronan

    The transfer portal really does risk changing CFB is ways we’re not used to, namely, student-athletes being able to change schools at will and immediately hit the ground running at a new institution – just like any other student can. Depending on who a program loses as opposed to who it lures, free agency might suck for the school, team, and fans, but it’s only fair to the kids. Whether they make a good decision or not will vary, but the same is true for a 19-year-old who transfers from Vanderbilt to Jax State to be closer to his girlfriend. It’s a chance, but it should be free to take.

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    • 69Dawg

      I reluctantly agree. I see this as a QB thing first as currently configured but should all the restrictions be lifted it could create huge depth problems for everybody. I am quite frankly surprised that Mars has not just created a class action to say that athletes are the only class of students that are restricted from transferring and taking place in the new schools “student actives”. After all a regular student can go to the new school and do anything that he is qualified to do immediately.

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      • 1smartdude

        I think numbers in the portal will only increase as time goes by. I can’t imagine how that affects how you target recruits based on needs or scholarship numbers.

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      • Bright Idea

        Then he’d be putting himself out of business.

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      • MGW

        Short term yes. If this “state” of college football lasts though, I think you’ll start to see fewer 4 and 5 star QB’s make the decision to commit in the first place to somewhere they are entering a competition, like what Fields did. Basically, you ain’t going to have two classes in a row with stud QB’s. Beyond that it’ll be obvious cases where kids lose out to younger competition at any position.

        Point being, it’s depth challenging and destabilizing right now, but could be less so in the future. It’ll be more of a fact of life with the QB position and something you just expect when a kid loses a competition elsewhere.

        It’ll certainly help lesser schools build their rosters and become tougher “outs” for the top tier teams.

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  20. TN Dawg

    I think they really should be free to transfer mid-season.

    Players should be able to go through training camp, see if they would start, and if not transfer after the season has started. A coach could switch teams in mid-season, so a player should be able too as well.

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  21. TN Dawg

    And honestly, there is no reason a player should be yelled at by a coach.

    I think if a coach yells at a player, they should be able to get a transfer waiver because of bullying.

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  22. Doyle Hargraves

    Wow. They’re selling that as an NFL offense and kids are buying it? We might be in trouble

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  23. It would be really sweet if Martel left and Fields isn’t eligible to play in 2019.

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  24. The Dawg abides

    Like everyone is saying, Fields’ grounds for appeal will be a watershed moment for the NCAA. If granted, then every kid that transfers can arguably claim a hostile environment of some sort. How hard are the schools being left going to fight the waiver?

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  25. Will Trane

    OSU created this problem.
    Good luck dealing with it.
    At OSU it is everyone for himself.
    You’d think the “Black Eye” program would wise up and stop poking themselves in the face.

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  26. Will Trane

    What is this tweet or chatter about Dawg OC replacement was offered to Eddiie Gran of UK.
    Heard that rumor first of the week but discounted it re the stats from his offense.
    Think there are better than that out there.
    Interview them Smart.
    This is turning into what some of thought was a CMR and JP situation.
    I’d probably consider the OC at Georgia Southern or UCf before Gran.

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    • Will, if you know who’s Gran’s agent, you’d understand what happened.

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      • D as in Dawg

        Did we just get rejected by UK’s OC? WTH is going on?

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        • I guess I need to spell it out for some of you.

          EDDIE GRAN’S AGENT IS JIMMY SEXTON.

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          • D as in Dawg

            You needed to spell it out, but the all caps is an added bonus.

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          • Macallanlover

            Now a conflicting story saying Gran was never offered the OC job, but a position coach at over one million dollars. Something not right, Sexton or not. Maybe a position coach and co-OC along with Coley? Not knocking Gran, like Chaney, he isn’t below average, but Kirby should have an inbox full of resumes many of which could take the keys to this Rolls Royce full of offensive athletes.

            Let’s not get so hung up on coaches great at recruiting that we miss taking advantage of the last three classes and making some fireworks go boom in the sky. This is really a big moment for KS and so far we have a no-call at DC thus far, and a potential PR blackeye at OC. If McDoofus advising Kirby on this?

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      • Russ.

        All I know about Gran is that he took the ball out of Snell’s hands at critical moments this season, like Mizzou (where they rightfully should have lost). I saw that in 2016 in Athens. Not sure I’m ready for another version.
        I hope I’m wrong.

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      • Bulldog Joe

        Bet Eddie got a nice raise. More money out of a competitor’s pocket.

        Now that UT and UK are checked off, let’s drain the entire East!

        Who else is on Jimmy’s list?

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  27. Will Trane

    Did McGarity place a salary on the DC and OC replacements?

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  28. CB

    Say Martell transfers to a school and causes another qb to transfer which causes another and another. At what point does the NCAA stop granting waivers? Wouldn’t it be ironic if Martell’s transfer caused the NCAA to rethink it’s recent lax position on transferring which in turn caused Fields to have to sit out this season?

    Between Eason, Fields, and Martell Fromm is putting everyone on the road, and if you think about it he indirectly put Hurts into the portal by giving Georgia the lead in last year’s title game. He’s college football’s butterfly effect.

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  29. Captain Obvious

    I think he would make an ok back up for jake

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  30. dawgman3000

    So much for all the “don’t swing and miss twice” crap. I wish Fields well in his endeavors. Like I said before, Fields knew what the situation was at UGA with Fromm leading the team to a national championship appearance. That’s why he was committed to PSU. Kirby was desperate for a top qb after Lawrence chose Clemson and he sold Fields a bill of goods about a shot at the starting job that never existed and to add insult to injury, he comes with that whole “the plan is there is no plan” garbage when it came to playing time screwing up both qbs.

    Kirby wanted Fields in case Fromm got injured and nothing more and it back fired. Fields isn’t perfect in all of this because he and his team should have saw through what Kirby was selling. Trever Lawrence seen it and decided he wasn’t going sit behind Fromm for 3 years and he’s in a good place as we all just witnessed. Justin should’ve been gearing up to be the man at Penn State and all this mess could have been avoided.

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    • Got Cowdog

      “Trevor saw it.” FIFY

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    • Tony Barnfart

      The fault lies with Fields’s parents or advisers. Maybe all the players who have redshirted since freshmen became eligible were antiquated idiots selling themselves short. BUT THIS IS PROGRESS ! !

      I’ve heard from reliable sources that the kid is dumb as a bag of rocks when it comes to advanced football IQ.

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      • dawgman3000

        That’s always the case when it pertains to black qb’s isn’t it.

        (Sarcasm)

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        • Tony Barnfart

          No, but nice try.

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          • dawgman3000

            Eason too struggled reading defenses at UGA, have your “reliable sources” ever said that he was “dumb as a sack of rocks?”

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            • Tony Barnfart

              No, they never said he was dumb. And “as a bag of rocks” are my words and interpretation.

              It’s not all always about race and somebody being racist. I see what you’re trying to do. You’re not clever.

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              • dawgman3000

                I’m not trying to do anything. I’m straight up calling you out about your reliable sources. We both know how black qb’s are stigmatized about not being smart enough to play the position. I want to know why the reliable sources consider Fields dumb but not Eason although both struggle reading defenses.

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  31. FlyingPeakDawg

    It’s time we build a wall, America, and stop all these illegal transfers going through the portal.

    If the NCAA shut down, would anyone notice?

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  32. Anonymous

    I really hope that Justin Fields replied to Martel tweet with a DM that says “STFU you cracker-ass honky mother fucker”. That way, they can both request waivers for racist statements by student athletes at their Universities.

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